Archive Feb 2008: Adam Junglen's Blog

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2nd Place Again... sigh

Today I grinded out a TON of tournaments.

I was actually running horribly in all of the bigger buy-in tournaments. I won’t bore you with specific details, but I was extremely frustrated with how the day was going. Despite all the horrible beats, I played almost every tournament with a buy-in > $50 that was registering from 4pm - 12am. I felt as though I was playing well and the fields were extra big today, making the prize pools even juicer.

Well, I did end up taking 2nd place in the PokerStars $50+5 50k Guarantee. I’m still really frustrated that I lost the heads-up match, as I had my opponent down several times, and then the final hand got the money in as a slight favorite (Overs + FD vs pair), and I couldn’t win the flip. I did make some mistakes HU and was able to recover, but in the end my opponent prevailed. $10k is still a nice payday.

I’ve made quite a bit of money the last few days, so I certainly can’t complain. I’ve also truly earned the scores - as I’ve been grinding out a ton of tournaments. February 6th and 10th combined I’ve played over 50 multi-table tournaments, which is more than I played in December and January combined.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it in a previous post, but moving out has obviously increased my motivation to crush online tournaments. I’m feeling really great about my game and hope to take down a big score real soon.

Later,

-Adam Junglen

The New Apartment

Well, here they are - pictures of my new pad. The pictures might be a little sloppy, but I really wasn’t too concerned with quality when I was taking the pictures. Keep in mind that the TV in the pictures is just a temporary, until I get my new 50in mounted. I turned the sunroom into an office that's big enough for both my setup and Ray's as well. It also came with very nice walk-in closets, and all the big appliances - including a washer/dryer.

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy.


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Back to the Grind

Well, I’m just about all settled in my new apartment.

Today I got a ton of furniture delivered. My apartment is nearly completely furnished, and I’m loving it. The only thing I’m waiting on is the new TV I recently purchased. It’s the Pioneer Kuro 50in flat panel plasma HDTV. It was on backorder, and will be in stock in about 10 days. From all of the reviews I’ve read, many consider it to be the best television on the market. I’m having the Best Buy Geek Squad come by and mount the TV on the wall, as well as hide the speaker wire through the wall. It’s going to look great.

I played most of the online tournaments that started between 6pm - 11pm. I ended up going deep in many of the tournaments, including multiple final table bubbles and multiple final tables. The biggest cash of the day was when I took 2nd in the FTP $109 6max. Second place is always extremely brutal, and I ran atrocious heads-up.

Other notable finishes include:

8th in the UB 11pm ($400)
Final 2 tables in the AP $1k ($1.6k)
Final 2 tables in the UB $150+12 ($255)
Final 2 tables in the PS $300+20 ($2,250)

I believe there are a few other cashes I didn’t note.

All in all it was a fairly profitable day (made around $8k), but it was still frustrating. In the PS $300 (1st was $65k) I constantly ran into my opponents big hands. I couldn’t catch a break in the $1k, and again the $109 6max where I got 2nd for $5k, I really feel like I should’ve won. That was really disappointing. It’d been a long time since I put in an online MTT session. I love my new desk that’s in my new office and I really enjoyed playing poker on my new setup.

While I’m not going to start playing MTT’s 7 day a week like some grinders, as long as I continue to enjoy playing MTT’s like I did today then you can expect to see me playing the nightly tourneys 3-4 days a week.

I’m taking a break from tournaments tomorrow but, but might work on some PokerVT material, and I’ll also post some pictures of my new pad.

Later,

Adam Junglen
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